Public consultation

Pre-application consultation is a key requirement for applications for Development Consent Orders [DCOs] for major infrastructure projects, and Equinor is undertaking a wide-ranging programme of consultations with the local communities.

During July and August 2020 Equinor undertook its first phase of community consultation; due to COVID-19, it included hosting a virtual exhibition to display all the project information and this was supported by:

  • advertisements in local newsletters
  • posters displayed in local information points
  • the distribution of a community consultation leaflet to over 11,000 Norfolk households and businesses
  • virtual engagement with parish, district and county councillors across the consultation area

The Consultation Summary Report associated with this first phase of consultation activity has now been published, and it can be viewed here

Phase 2 Consultation

A period of statutory community consultation (Phase 2 Consultation) relating to the Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm Extension project (SEP) and the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Extension project (DEP) was undertaken by Equinor from 29 April to 10 June 2021.

A community consultation leaflet explaining this process of consultation can be downloaded here, along with the associated feedback form here

There is also a consultation website at providing further project information and the opportunity to leave feedback online.

Due to on-going COVID-19 restrictions this Phase 2 consultation will not be able to set up direct meetings with stakeholders. Instead, it featured a virtual exhibition displaying all the latest project information ( supported by:

  • advertisements in the local press
  • posters displayed in local information points
  • the distribution of over 11,000 community consultation leaflets to Norfolk households and businesses
  • meetings with parish, district and county councillors across the consultation area
  • virtual Question and Answer (Q&A) sessions which can be attended by any interested members of the community

Equinor’s Consultation team is on hand to take questions on the proposals for the Extensions Projects:
Call Freephone: 08081 963673
Follow on Twitter at:@Equinor_UK

Landowners: If you are a landowner, have an interest in any of the land which interacts with Equinor’s proposals, or have any questions relating to land interests in the area please contact the Dudgeon and Sheringham Extensions Projects Land Team at Dalcour Maclaren by:
Tel: 01869 352725

Equinor is anxious to hear from those who may have interests in parcels of land where they have so far been unable to identify ownership . Click here for further information

You views matter to us at Equinor. We develop our projects responsibly by engaging with communities and understanding the local environment as the plans evolve. We welcome your feedback and comments to our plans for the Extensions Projects.